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discriminating against people of color. that's what they say. but what do you do if folks don't believe it? suppose you have a faculty, let's say, a faculty at some institution. and the faculty says we don't discriminate against people of color. but the faculty is, nonetheless, all white. well, you know, i mean, people know that for a long time there is institutions have engaged in racial discrimination. onlookers say, why should we believe you now? you say you're not engaged in racial discrimination, but what we see is a faculty that is all white. we want more than that. we want more than your word that you're not engaged in racial discrimination. you may be lying, or frankly, you may be practicing racial discrimination and not even know it. you may be engaged, you know, you may be engaged, you may be deluding yourself. you don't even know your engaged in racial discrimination but you are. and so to show us that you're not we want some live bodies up there. that's the only way that we will believe that you are no longer engaged in racial discrimination. let me give you one of the rational
peace and legitimation. can you recall a lot of younger people -- a lot of people now don't recall, but just looking out into the crowd, some of you will recall the late 1960s and early 1970s. some of you will recall the long and hot summer. some of you will recall the soldiers and the army alert called out to patrol the streets of the united states in the late 1960s. and it was not a matter of whether there would be a riot were several riots but how many riots were there and remember that in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, social disruption, violent social disruption, it just went up in flames and there were hundreds of people who were killed on the streets of the united states. kilter social disruption and there were many people who thought, this is really a dangerous situation and we need to do something to calm things down and we need to do something to show people who were saying that we are going to have social justice or we will burn it down. well, what do you say to those people? you need to show them that we have had a change in regime and we really are going to repudi
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